Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2003


Feb 12, 2003:
Berlinale Kamera to be awarded to Erika Richter

The Berlinale Kamera is presented to film personalities that the Berlin International Film Festival feels especially indebted to. The Berlinale expresses its thanks and acknowledgement by bestowing this honour. Since 1986, the Berlinale Kamera has been generously donated by the Berliner jeweller, David Goldberg.

Festival Director, Dieter Kosslick will present a prestigious Berlinale Kamera to the film journalist and script consultant

Erika Richter

for her contribution to German film. The ceremony will take place on Thursday 13 February at 10.30pm at the Forum Reception in the Philharmonie. Previous Director of the International Forum of New Cinema and close colleague of Erika Richter, Ulrich Gregor, will speak on behalf of the Berlinale.

From 1975 until 1991, following the completion of her studies in Script Consultation, Erika Richter worked for the DEFA. During this time she worked closely with people such as Lothar Warneke, Heiner Carow, Evelyn Schmidt and Siegfried Kühn. While at DEFA Erika Richter was involved in the regeneration of contemporary DEFA films.

From 1992 – 1999, in addition to numerous other film publications, Erika Richter published the renowned film magazine ‘Film and Fernsehen’. She is now co-publisher of the yearbook ‘DEFA-Stiftung’. Since the reunification of Germany Erika Richter has been extensively involved in the politics of German film and has thus contributed substantially to the promotion of German film.

This award recognises and honours Erika Richter who has contributed greatly to the development and documentation of German film through her extensive personal involvement and interest.

February 12, 2003